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Friday, April 1, 2016

Bookmark It brings in two authors to shine light on different facets of Florida

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 6:59 AM

click to enlarge E.G. BARNHILL
  • E.G. Barnhill
We sometimes worry that we’re heaping too much on Bookmark It’s shoulders. The indie bookstore inside East End Market takes up less space than the magazine area at a Barnes & Noble, yet they manage to fit in a wide assortment of books by local authors alongside a well-curated selection of buzzy new novels, memoirs, cookbooks, kids’ books and more. Plus, they host an almost constant stream of events and programs – like this one, a continuation of their Reflecting Florida series. It’s a double launch for two new nonfiction books that shine a light on very different facets of the state. Gary Monroe takes on a fascinating but lesser-known Floridian artist of the 1900s in E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, showing how Barnhill created the nation’s imagined vision of Florida with his tourist photos and postcards – you’ll recognize these sunsets and swamps, with their bumped-up colors and hazy contours. In Forty: Newspaper Stories 1970-2014, Jeff Kunerth collects 40 of his most arresting stories from a career as a reporter at a daily newspaper. Both authors will be on hand for a discussion moderated by local historian Rick Kilby, and will sign books and answer questions after the talk.

1 p.m. Sunday, April 3 | Bookmark It, East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive | 407-389-9870 | | free

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